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Can wearables like Fitbit devices be used to help detect COVID-19?

The COVID-Collab (https://covid-collab.org) research team at King’s College London have launched a free mobile app [Android] [iOS] which will allow scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices and smartphones for digital detection of COVID-19, to understand how it spreads and how the pandemic affects people's mental and physical health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2020

Study estimates impact of COVID-19 pandemic on UK mental health after first month of lockdown

Mental health declined substantially after the first month of COVID-19 lockdown, a survey of UK households published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jul 2020

ACE inhibitors and ARBs not associated with severity of Coronavirus

Researchers have found ACE inhibitors (a type of blood pressure medicine commonly used in patients with high blood pressure or diabetes) and ARBs (used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure) did not increase the severity of COVID-19 disease in patients in two hospitals.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Jul 2020

New study to monitor the real-time effect of COVID-19 on mental health services

The study, led by Professor Robert Stewart, will monitor the effect of the pandemic on mental health services in real time and monitor challenges as they occur in South London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Jun 2020

Trial testing a unique formulation of ibuprofen to treat COVID-19 launches

A trial of a unique formulation of ibuprofen treatment for treating severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a complication of COVID-19, has launched in south London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Jun 2020